Pinewood Derby Championship to be held at Miller Motor Cars

“We are so excited to be partnering once again with Miller Motor Cars for our Council Pinewood Derby Championship race,” said Kevin O’Shea, Scout Executive & CEO for the Greenwich Council, BSA.

The Council kicked off the Pinewood Derby season at its annual workshop in January.

“I remember building my Pinewood Derby car when I was a Scout,” said Richard Koppelman, President of Miller Motor Cars.

ichard Koppelman checks out Pack 23 Cub Scouts Christopher and Charlotte DiPreta\’s pinewood derby cars at Miller Motor Cars in Greenwich. Contributed photo

At the workshops, volunteers manned electric band saws to help cut out designs that the Scouts traced on their pine block.

Parents assisted their children on the bench top belt and disc sanders.

“I really liked sanding down the cars and the sanding machines,” said Pack 35, Webelos Scout, Liam Vanderslice of the workshop.  “It’s a really fun day working together with my Dad.  I can’t wait for the Pinewood Derby race. I hope I win!”

Cub Scouts will race within their Pack in the month of February.


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This year will be the third time Miller Motor Cars has hosted the championship race.

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Miller Motor Cars president Richard Koppelman reminisced about his derby days with Pack 23 Cubmaster Richard DiPreta, his son Christopher and daughter Charlotte during their visit to Miller Motor Cars in Greenwich. Contributed photo